Fun Fact: when I was younger oatmeal raisin were my favorite type of cookies, but none of the other kids liked them because they were considered “healthy” cookies. The other day, out of curiosity, I looked up oatmeal raisin recipes and realized that there is nothing healthy about them! So I decided to make my own healthier version.
Unlike most oatmeal raisin cookie recipes that are made with white flour, refined sugar, and are overall nutrient-poor, this recipe is made with oats, root vegetable flour, and is rich in fiber.
Key Ingredients in Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies:
Tigernut Flour: If you’ve been following my blog for some time, you know that I LOVE using Tigernut Flour. For those of you who are unfamiliar, tigernut is a root vegetable. It is naturally gluten free and has a sweet flavor which is why I love baking with it. Tigernut flour is rich in prebiotic fiber. Prebiotics feed the good bacteria (probiotics) in your gut and enable them to thrive. You can find Tigernut Flour at Whole Foods and on Thrive Market.
Gluten Free Rolled Oats: You can’t have oatmeal raisin cookies without oats! I love oats. They are relatively inexpensive, nonperishable, and so simple yet so delicious. I honestly have these cookies for breakfast on the go sometimes because they are basically an oatmeal bowl in cookie form. In order to make this recipe gluten free, make sure to purchase gluten-free rolled oats.
Chia Seeds: Chia seeds are packed with nutrients. They contain antioxidants, calcium, iron, and magnesium. Chia seeds are a source of protein and omega 3 fatty acids. They are also a great source of fiber. One tbsp of chia seeds contains 5 grams of fiber!1
I hope you enjoy this recipe. If you give it a try, please leave a comment below or tag me on instagram and let me know what you think!
Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- 1 1/2 cups Gluten Free Rolled Oats
- 1 cup Tigernut Flour
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 2 tbsp Chia Seeds
- Cinnamon to taste
- 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 cup Almond Milk
- 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1/4 cup Raisins
- Add all dry ingredients to a large bowl and mix.
- Melt the coconut oil until it turns into a liquid. To a medium size bowl, add all wet ingredients and mix.
- Combine the wet ingredients into the large bowl containing the dry ingredients.
- Add 1/4 cup raisins to the large bowl and mix.
- Place the batter in the fridge for about 10 minutes.
- Form the batter into 12 cookies and bake at 375 degrees for 20- 25 minutes.
- Gunnars, Kris. “11 Proven Health Benefits of Chia Seeds.” Healthline, 8 Aug. 2018, http://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-proven-health-benefits-of-chia-seeds.